U.S. Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service Agricultural Research Service Agriculture Marketing Service Departmental Administration Matt Arnn, USFS Bob Snieckus, NRCS Jamie Whitten Building Grounds Jamie Whitten Building Grounds Six acre site Current Landscaping :
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U.S. Forest ServiceNatural Resources Conservation ServiceAgricultural Research ServiceAgriculture Marketing ServiceDepartmental Administration
Matt Arnn, USFS
Bob Snieckus, NRCS
Six acre site
Current Landscaping :
Mix of mature & newly planted trees
Native and invasive shrubs
Sprawling ground covers and lawn
Planting beds (spring bulbs, annuals and cold weather bloomers)
Poor landscape plan
Heavy amount of asphalt paved parking areas
Outdated Landscape Contract
Reduce Environmental Impacts
Demonstration site for sustainable landscaping
Learning opportunity for landscape contractors
Improve the appearance of USDA grounds
Showcase for other public institutions
Provide cost sharing opportunities for developing & implementing sustainable landscaping practices
Highlight the various missions of USDA
Stormwater projects can reduce water quantity, improve water quality…and be beautiful.
Stormwater practices can be resources for people… quality…and be beautiful.
12th street green street, portland oregon quality…and be beautiful.
Source: city of Portland
www.fs.fed.us/recreation quality…and be beautiful.
Participants quality…and be beautiful.
Casey Trees Endowment Fund
Low Impact Development Center
Alliance for Community Trees
National Mall Trust
Natural Resources Design
Morgan State University
University of Maryland
George Washington University
National Park Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau of Land Management
U. S. Botanical Gardens
National Capital Planning Commission
American Society of Landscape Architects
Nation Arbor Day Foundation
16 quality…and be beautiful.
Rethink memorial grove
Engage children and visitors
Connect to the National Mall
Demonstrate USDA mission
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street
Final report published in January 2008
Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, March 2008
Refining concepts with input from NCPC, Coalition to Save the Mall, US Botanic Garden and others
Beginning 106 (Historic Preservation) Review
Two rain gardens approved
Coop forestry proposed Independence Ave street tree restoration project
Networking continues (including planting commitments from Casey Trees)
www.sustainablesites.org quality…and be beautiful.
USDA Assistant Secretary: Boyd Rutherford quality…and be beautiful.